Announcing the 2021 CBK Small Grants Awards
The Kenosha Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the following organizations have been awarded 2021 Creativity by Kids (CBK) Small Grants:
The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the awards which were recommended by a review committee comprised of community volunteers. This year, the review committee ensured that organizations selected for the grants had established COVID-19 safety protocols for their proposed programs. Nearly all of the 2021 CBK grant-funded programs will take place outdoors.
Note that the $4,000 in 2021 grant awards was derived from a Giving Circle made up of two sources: $3,500 – from income earned by the Clark-Barber Family Fund and the Kubasiewicz Family Trust along with $500 in donations received for CBK grants from community members.
In addition to the six CBK grants, thanks to donations (from the members of the Foundation’s CBK Small Grant review committee and the donors), a seventh applicant, the Kenosha Opera Festival (KOT), was offered a $300 challenge grant. The Foundation will donate a dollar-for-dollar match for the first $300 that the KOT raises in an upcoming spring fundraising effort.
Purpose of the CBK Small Grant Program
The purpose of the CBK Small Grant program is to provide funds “to groups offering programs in the arts or the understanding of our natural world. It will emphasize cross-cultural and multi-generational programs in both areas, whenever possible.”
Based on these criteria, the Foundation welcomes requests for funding for projects/initiatives in one or more of the following areas: the arts, culture, nature, and the environment:
• The award can be used as a contribution to an existing project/initiative or to help start a new program/initiative.
• Not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and/or educational institutions are welcome to apply.
Source of the CBK Small Grant Program
Funds for the CBK Grant program are derived from income from the Foundation’s Clark-Barber Family Fund and the Kubasiewicz Family Trust endowments:
The donors designed the program to support existing initiatives in the arts, culture, nature and the environment as well as a seed for new and experimental projects in these areas.
About the 2020 CBK Small Grants Awards
During spring 2020, the Foundation awarded following organizations $1,000 from the CBK Small Grant program (created in 2019 by donors of two of the Foundation’s endowment funds – the Clark-Barber Family Fund and the Kubasiewicz Family Trust).
In addition, thanks to donations from a group of generous donors, a fourth 2020 CBK Small Grant program applicant, Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, received a $1,000 gift.